On 15 July 2016, a coup was attempted in Turkey against state institutions. This had far reaching repercussions for the opposition, media and judicial institutions.
Western governments and human rights activists have vehemently criticized the crackdown and purges conducted by supporters of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. But the Turkish government says the measures were necesary to remove those in the public sector who are intending to destabilize the state. Here you find a chronological compilation of all DW content related to Turkey over the past year.
Inside Europe: The EU is facing more tension with Turkey and the future of Ankara's on / off membership bid. This follows comments by the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, who said the EU should scrap accession talks. But as Dorian Jones reports from Istanbul, the Turkish President is fighting back.
German Chancellor Merkel has called for a rethink of Berlin’s attitude towards Ankara after Turkey detained two more German citizens. Relations between the countries have been deteriorating since the failed 2016 coup.
EU countries are going to start sending migrants back to Greece to have their asylum applications assessed there. According to EU rules migrants have to apply for asylum in the country they first entered. This requirement was suspended after hundreds of thousands of people arrived in Greece from Turkey. Now the practice is being resumed as Athens correspondent Anthee Carassava explains.
The Spanish town that was home to a terror cell - A dramatic drop in migrant arrivals in Italy - Two hunger strikers become a focal point for protestors in Turkey - The People’s Princess is still stealing hearts, 20 years after her death - Arrest in Russia shocks arts world - One Dutchman, one year, one street - Algae blights Brittany’s beaches - Saving the humble frites.